To ready your workforce for what the future holds, here are four steps to take:
#1. Leverage workforce intelligence to track skill gaps
Good insights start with good data. Track the development of your employees and the skills they’ve obtained to learn where third-party costs can be reduced in favor of internal personnel.
#2. Empower employees to develop unique skill sets
By placing a value on projects and gigs over traditional job roles, employees can develop their skills in areas that interest them and benefit your company’s initiatives. A talent marketplace is an excellent tool to enable this transformation by unifying the learning resources available to them with the skills needed to progress their careers.
#3. Clarify career paths for employee growth
One of the biggest hurdles facing employees who want to grow is not knowing where to start. A workforce agility platform uses AI to highlight career paths that match both employee ambitions and critical business needs. While roughly 80% of employees do not believe their employer offers valuable growth opportunities, proving that your company does through investing your talent’s development creates a positive momentum throughout all aspects of their work.
#4. Identify skill gaps before they emerge
HR leaders are shifting their focus from external talent as expensive stopgaps to internal skills visibility and mobility. Workforce agility platforms allow leaders to identify the critical skills that are internally available while also highlighting where a contractor could truly be useful.